Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal 4262426, 9851024388 [email protected]



Mr. Himalaya Shumsher J.B. Rana

Date of Birth

10 January 1928

Permanent Address

P.O. Box 3810 Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal


977 1 4-222791, 4-221566


[email protected]

Academic Level Attained

Master of Arts in Economics

Career with His Majesty’s Government of Nepal:

- (First) Secretary, Minister of Finance – Organized the Ministry in 1951

- (Founder) Governor, Central Bank (Nepal Rastra Bank) (As Governor successfully initiated introduction of Nepalese currency throughout the Kingdom and successfully implemented free convertibipty of Nepalese currency into Indian currency at stabipzed rate of exchange)

- Active Member, Nepalese, Nepalese Delegation negotiating Treaty of Trade and Transit with India in 1960 and 1991

Career with United Nations:

- Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan

- Resident Representative of UNDP and Director, UN Information Centre in Burma (1972-77)

- Resident Representative of UNDP, UNFPA and WFP in Indonesia

- Resident Representative of UNDP, UNFPA and WFP in Pakistan (October 1981 to January 1986)

- Retired from UN Service in February 1986

Post Retirement Activities:

- Former Chairman, Himalayan Bank Ltd.

- Former Chairman, Nirdhan Utthan Bank Ltd.

- President, Nepal Citizen’s Forum